Every time I try and make a comic, I like to establish a feel first.
I love the look you get from having these bold cartoony lines and chiaroscuro rendered inside.
But painting that way is often time consuming, and as I only have a week to do this I have to streamline a workflow, dig?
I’m using Photoshop, so all the technical wiz biz will apply to that.
Step 1: Flat colour – just paint flat layers of colour in each shape. Change your linework’s layer to “multiply” and paint on the layer beneath it.
Step 2: Gray scale painting – paint in all the values of light from dark to light in gray scale.
Step 3: Overlay the colour -overlay the colour over the painting using the blending mode “color”.
Step 4: Colour correction – use the adjustment layer “Color balance” to separate dark (to cool) and light (to warm) or whatever you feel works best.
Step 4.1: Overlay some specific colour to add depth and life. Throttle was in a fight, so I’ll give him a blue eye and some bruising.